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  • ISBN: 1433283220 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 9781433283222 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2007.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 9:35:39.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Geoffrey Blaisdell.
Summary, etc.:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1918, The Magnificent Ambersons chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of an American dynasty. The family serves as a metaphor for the old society that crumbled after the Industrial Revolution while a middle-western town spread and darkened into a city. George Amberson Minafer is the spoiled and arrogant grandson of the founder of the family's magnificence. Eclipsed by a new breed of industrial tycoons and land developers whose power comes not through family connections but through financial dealings and modern manufacturing, George descends from the Midwestern aristocracy to the working class. As the wheels of industry transform the social landscape, the definitions of ambition, success, and loyalty also change.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 137880 KB; MP3 file size: 270109 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Children of the rich > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Social change > Fiction.
Indiana > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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